Record price at auction for the iconic white dress worn by John Travolta in the cult film Saturday night fever (1977): the American actor’s complete costume – the jacket, waistcoat and flared trousers including the black shirt – was sold on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, for 260,000 dollars (about 235,000 euros). The award to a collector who requested to remain anonymous took place after a bidding process that lasted about 15 minutes between the bidders present in the room and those connected online, Julien’s Auctions announced. The starting estimate was set between 100,000 and 200,000 dollars.
Saturday night fever, Tony Manero’s white suit worn by John Travolta is up for auction
Travolta, as Tony Manero, wears the suit in the film’s famous dance-competition scene where he performs to the tune of More Than A Woman of the Bee Gees, along with his partner Karen Lynn Gorney. The performance earned Travolta a Best Actor nomination at the 1978 Academy Awards. “Considered one of the most celebrated costumes in film history, the suit worn by Travolta is one of only two known to exist and were used during production, including in the film’s memorable dance sequences,” Julien’s Auctions said in a statement. The polyester suit was owned by a private collector and is accompanied by two letters of authenticity from Paramount, which produced the film, and from John Travolta himself.